I haven’t had time this week to do any art, but I’m showing a piece I did a while back. It is on canvas, and the background is painted in acrylic. I wanted the borders to look like tiles, so I cut some small linoleum squares that I used as stamps. The idea for the center was taken from a book of drawings by Claude Lorrain, born in 1600. I used watercolor for the tree and then highlighted it with some hand stitching.
The air is getting a little chillier at night. We actually had more rain yesterday. During this time of year, a temporary outdoor ice skating rink is installed in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. It is an enchanted scene at night with the lights from the tall buildings.
I protested peacefully last week with 8000 other Angelenos who are distraught about what is happening in our country. I had to park quite a distance from the starting point of the rally, so by the time we marched and got back to our car, we had walked nine miles. All the practice I did to prepare for the Camino last April made it very easy to walk those long distances in Spain. But now I’m only walking two or three miles a day, so getting back to the car after the rally was a challenge. It was worth it though. It was good to be there.
The waitresses in this restaurant came out to show support.
Finally, I went to a Christmas sale at a thrift store a few days ago. I think they had saved all their Christmas donations from the last year for that day. It was packed with stuff and shoppers. I bought this little embroidered mat, and a six inch tree covered with tiny hand-painted Santa faces.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King
Enjoy your week. Thank you for visiting.